Category: About me

Pulling my head out of the sand – kind of

Since the presidential election, I’ve been unable to find the right words to express how I feel. I jokingly tell people that I’ve put the election results in a file labeled “I’ll deal with it later” and I’ll finally crack it open and tackle… Continue Reading “Pulling my head out of the sand – kind of”

A shot of nostalgia… and ducks!

I’m going to confess up front that I’m riding a wave of nostalgia right now. It’s sharp, it’s somewhat piercing, and the memories are sometimes so sweet that they make me ache. I created a Facebook group last night to spur conversation for my… Continue Reading “A shot of nostalgia… and ducks!”

Bright Star on Broadway

I have a new obsession. Steve Martin and Edie Brickell’s Bright Star, which is currently running on Broadway. I’m a lifelong lover of bluegrass thanks to my dad, and I got to see Steve, Edie, and Steep Canyon Rangers in concert a few years ago… Continue Reading “Bright Star on Broadway”

Unforgettable Tunes Tuesday

Music owns me. Nothing lets me lose myself like a powerful song. As a writer, I can often envision entire scenes in my head between my characters just because of a melody or refrain. Music soothes my soul or revs me up or inspires… Continue Reading “Unforgettable Tunes Tuesday”

Learning Shabbat

I’m five weeks into my “official” study of Judaism (official because I’m under the tutelage of a rabbi) and every single week, I learn something new or discover something about myself and my own beliefs that tells me I’m on the right path. My… Continue Reading “Learning Shabbat”

Where has the time gone? (A rambling update)

Well, 2016 is in full swing, holiday vacations are over, and it’s back to the grind. Somehow, two and a half weeks have passed since I last posted and I don’t know where the time went. 

A touch of Rosie (the Riveter)

For my husband to make any kind of drastic change in his life, there has to be a “last straw.”  I’ve heard him tell me about his various last straws before, but I’m usually not that kind of person.  This week, though, I discovered… Continue Reading “A touch of Rosie (the Riveter)”

It’s a MaryJanesFarm-apalooza up in my house!

I am a disciple of MaryJane Butters/MaryJanesFarm. I spend time with her books, studying and reading and getting to know them like old friends. I cart each new issue of the magazine around with me for days until I’m finished with it, and then… Continue Reading “It’s a MaryJanesFarm-apalooza up in my house!”